Colorado holds a beholden secret, that not many individuals are aware of. The truth is, there are countless oil wells and gas wells that have laid deserted. All while there had been wells that weren’t covered because of leaks of greenhouse gases. But the way lawmakers are handling the situation, there seems to be an end in sight. A likelihood that all the carbon we have in Colorado can be handled ethically.
The solution as it turns out is to trap the carbon in deep trash cans for ad nauseum.
It’s important to see how helpful it might actually be to have the carbon locked in the charcoal. Also known as biochar, which itself, is created from the burning of organic matter with high heat and low oxygen. Additionally, the substance itself is useful to fill up defunct oil and gas wells.
Definitely, biochar is a great solution. Not only can biochar filter out dangerous gas leaks while stopping carbon from forming carbon dioxide, itself being a greenhouse gas.
Lawmakers have decidedly given out approval to let a study to assess whether or not biochar could be effective to plug defunct wells.
With a chance of success, experts are certain that putting so much of biochar into a fraction of 3 million wells nationwide may equate to total success from being at the mercy of climate change.
This is all in the range of millions and billions of carbon dioxide that have been kept out of the atmosphere.
Granted, it’s still a theory at that. Currently, there are experts in the field, running tests in regards to review research and determine what is the efficacy of biochar when filtering gases and relocating carbon as is. One is also led to wonder, where’s the technical feasibility in plugging oil and gas wells? Like will it really work? Or is it quite literally a pipe dream?
As it turns out, carbon’s pretty easy to find when extracting fossil fuels. It’s already been going on with natural spigots that’s stored carbon underground ever since the Mesozoic era, all those 65 million years ago.
What is biochar anyway?
Biochar is a light substance. Yet, when squeezed, almost has a sponge-like quality to it. Typically, the bag is shipped internationally as deployment for filters at wastewater plants. Can you imagine transporting that stuff internationally? It may very well be a step in the direction of future findings on how to save our planet.